Rental of a house
When you rent a house from a private individual or from an organisation, the tenancy law system automatically applies to your situation. In many cases, renting a property does not result in a conflict with your landlord, but in some cases it does. Questions that may arise within the framework of tenancy law include:
- Is subletting my property allowed?
- Is co-tenancy allowed?
- Who is responsible for the maintenance of my home?
- Who will pay for the damage I have suffered as a result of a defect in my home?
- May the landlord terminate the rental agreement?
- What are the consequences if the rent is not being paid on time?
- What legal steps can I take if the landlord wants to evict me from my property? What options do I have if the judge ruled that my landlord may evict me?
For answers to all these questions and also the many other questions that may arise when it comes to renting a property, please contact one of our tenancy law specialists via 013 53 53 885. Do not hesitate and contact us immediately so that, if and to the extent necessary, the adverse consequences for you as a tenant can be limited.
Renting property does not result in legal disputes as long as you as landlord and your tenant agree with each other. This does not mean that everything you and your tenant agree upon is legally valid. Tenancy law has a number of provisions that should be obeyed or at least deviation is only allowed if this is in favour of the tenant. If you want to be sure that your tenancy agreement is in line with the Dutch tenancy law provisions before you offer it to a tenant, or if you would like to have your current tenancy agreement(s) checked by a tenancy law specialist, please contact one of our attorneys.
It may also be the case that a dispute has arisen between you and your tenant regarding the rental of the property, for example, with regard to the maintenance of the property or overdue rent payments. Questions that could arise are:
- Which kind of maintenance work is at the risk and expense of the landlord and which kind not ?
- May a tenant withhold a payment or lower the rent if there is a defect?
- Which conditions should be met to start renovations?
- Do you have to pay compensation to your tenant(s) if you renovate the place and if so, how much?
- Under which conditions may the tenant terminate the contract?
- Under which circumstances can you evict your tenant(s)?
- When can I terminate the rental agreement?
- What steps can a landlord take if the property is being used unlawfully?
For answers to all these questions and also to the many other questions that may arise with regard to renting a property, please contact one of our tenancy law specialists via 013 53 53 885. Do not hesitate and contact us directly so that, if and to the extent necessary, the adverse consequences for you as landlord can be limited.